DESIGN COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS AND NEW GRADUATESOF ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES
TEMPORARY HOUSING UNITS
FOR EXPO 2015′ S YOUNG GUESTS
On the occasion of MADEexpo 2010 (Milano Architettura Design Edilizia), the tradefair event
which will take place between 3rd and 6th February 2010 at the Fieramilano exhibition centre
in Rho, FederlegnoArredo srl intends to promote a competition aimed at selecting projects
which highlight architecture which is sensitive to the environment and territory, to sustainability
and the need for human wellbeing and quality of life.
A 1:1 scale prototype will be made of the winning project, to be displayed at the international
MADE EXPO 2010 event.
The competition is aimed at students and new graduates from the faculties of architecture,
engineering and industrial design (Italian and foreign), in possession of the requirements referred
to in this announcement.
The competition is a FederlegnoArredo srl initiative for MADEexpo, in collaboration with the
Politecnico di Milano.
3. Theme and specific objectives of the competition
Environment and soundscape of contemporary metropolises.
One of the most significant aspects of new urban settlements is the congestion which originates
from the necessary cohabitation of functions which are often in conflict with each
In particular, in the Milan metropolis, the need to introduce infrastructural systems into a highly
anthropised territory requires us to rethink not only the technical and morphological properties
of the networks, but above all the ways of designing existing and future life in relation to
the possibility of living side by side with the constant noise pollution and harmful CO2 emissions.
The environment becomes one of the fundamental paradigms for the formulation of new residential
hypothesises which originate from a more structural relationship with the context in
which, on the protective green belt, a landscape is created in which to live (in the widest
sense). Nature and topography try out new urban possibilities in contexts which are today
considered marginal and extreme.
The theme is that of the instant house, A TEMPORARY RESIDENTIAL MINI-UNIT linked to
the presence of young people with high levels of territorial mobility connected to particular
The project envisages the search for locations in the vicinity of important infrastructure
systems (bypasses, motorways, airports, railways and new routes etc.) in which to locate
groups or individual elements of temporary residential units and their services.
The response to noise and atmospheric pollution will give shape to new settlements, not only
through the correct application of new technologies but also through the shape and position
of the manufactured articles, the use of open space and the relationship with the landscape
and the infrastructure. The new material must also contribute to an experimental strategy.
1st:1500 euros + 1:1 prototype
2nd: 1000 euros